Last Update on: September 22nd, 2023 at 11:59 am
Pakistan, on Friday (September 22), announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. The marquee event is scheduled to be played from October 5 to November 19 in India as the country gears up to host the ODI World Cup alone for the very first time.
Pakistan will be visiting India for the first time since 2016 when they visited the country for the T20 World Cup. The Men in Green are one of the favourites for the World Cup even though they performed poorly in the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan crashed out at the Super 4 stage after suffering crushing defeats against India and Sri Lanka.
But despite those two defeats, Pakistan are widely considered one of the favorites to win the World Cup. They have a strong squad for the upcoming tournament as they look to end their long wait for the ODI World Cup title. Pakistan have not won the coveted title since Imran Khan led them to their first-ever World Cup title in 1992.
Pakistan squad for ODI World Cup 2023:
Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Meanwhile, Pakistan will begin their World Cup 2023 campaign against the Netherlands on October 6 in Hyderabad. They will be playing league games in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. If they make it to the semifinal, the match will take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata irrespective of where they finish in the points table.
Pakistan’s schedule for ICC World Cup 2023:
October 6: Pakistan v Netherlands, Hyderabad, 2 pm
October 10: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, 2 pm
October 14: Pakistan v India, Ahmedabad, 2 pm
October 20: Pakistan v Australia, Bengaluru, 2 pm
October 23: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Chennai, 2 pm
October 27: Pakistan v South Africa, Chennai, 2 pm
October 31: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Kolkata, 2 pm
November 4: Pakistan v New Zealand, Bengaluru, 10:30 am
November 11: Pakistan v England, Kolkata, 2 pm